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Lousiana Specks and Reds; results #618399 09/17/02 08:51 PM
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This is a follo to a request I made for recommendations for a trip to Cajun country. As usual, this board came through.

Mo and Bassmaster1208,
Promised a reply when we got back with the results.
Tried to book Dauzat but we couldn't make the dates work so we went with Hackberry Charters and Mark Huse.
Had 4 boats out each day. First day we all fished coves etc on oyster reefs, near shore and worked hard for 18 keeper fish on our boat with three fishing plus the guide.
Second day we headed to the rigs, and all of the boats struggled. By 11 am only 3 keepers aboard. Then we went to a jack-up rig a little further out and found a good mess of trout. Boated 30 by the time we ran out of shrimp. Not a great trip, but not bad either. Probably much better in June or October.
Boats were clean, guides knowledgeble, accomodations were fine and wonderfully convenient. Walk maybe 25 feet to the landing. Refrigerators, bar, TV, nice place to kick back, though several fellows all bunk in each room. Dinners were good, lunch was a decent sack lunch and breakfast was rolls, sausage biscuits for the microwave, juice and coffee. At $250/day/man for fishing food and lodging, it seems to be a tad high. But the convenience offsets it.
The only thing that I wondered about -- and this was my first trip for reds and specks -- was the guides, all of them, fished as hard as the clients. At one point ours hooked a nice Ling, which I thought he should have handed to a client, but he took it himself. Maybe I'm off base, but I thought the guide should be tending rigs, taking off fish, and seeing that clients had maximum time with lines in the water.
Whatever, I'll go back and I guess that is the bottom line.
Thanks for all of the help.

Re: Lousiana Specks and Reds; results #618400 10/01/02 01:55 AM
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when i went out to arkansas the i had to actually tell the guide to start fishing, cause i felt bad that he was only tending to me. one other thing, watch the way the guides fish closely, u may see something that triggers fish to bite. also, ling while trout fishing are rare, so why would you want to spoil his catch? unless you hooked it its not really your fish.

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